• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Bongiorno Cousins | Lansdale PA Child Photographer

What can I say about these three? Olivia, Gabby, and Desmond are all long-time clients of mine, and it’s always fun to have them in the studio. These three are cousins, and we got together for a special photo session for Grandma so she could have some great images of her grandkids.

The girls are pros at working with me . . . once they verified that I still had my much-coveted “treasure chest.” They were good as gold—works every time!:)

Desmond, on the other hand . . . he is a spirited little man who just does not want to sit still!:)We had lots of laugh, though. We sang, and when all else failed, Mom broke into a hysterical “My Name’s Chubby” routine with her face all squished. It got some great laughs, and then all Desmond wanted to do was squish his face and make us laugh! I so wish I had a camera in the studio to record Mom—I’m quite positive I’d have gotten some great blackmail material!

Anyway, we finally managed to get all three of them together and looking great—and Grandma was over-the-moon pleased. We even managed to get some special shots of the girls together! My absolute favorite was when Olivia tried to “demonstrate” to Gabby how to give the perfect smile. We were all laughing!

Thank you so much—all of you!—for coming to my studio and making me laugh. You are all so enjoyable, and I can’t wait to see these three back in the studio.:)

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Thank you so much to this wonderful set of grandparents for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Lansdale PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as next year! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Elizabeth, 13 days young | Montgomeryville PA Newborn Photographer

Introducing Elizabeth Rose! She came to me 13 days after she was born at Einstein Montgomery, and at just around 2 weeks old, she was such a cutie!

I had already worked with Mom and Dad in the past when big brother Liam was born, so it was a treat to have them back and see how big Liam had gotten. I really enjoy seeing growing families and am very humbled when people select me as their photographer again. I was especially pleased this time around because Mom and Dad said I’d helped them feel comfortable and less stressed out. I’m always pleased when I’m able to help relieve some of the stress of new parents!

Mom and Dad gave me a lot of creative freedom for this session, but they did have one special request—a special image with Daddy in his full firefighter gear holding his new little bundle. I think he was pretty happy with the results.:)

Of course, I was all about the sibling shots! Liam was such a good big brother and cuddled Elizabeth right in next to him. I think he gave her a dozen hugs and kisses:)

Liam was so excited to have a baby sister, and Mom told the cutest “gender reveal” story with him:

“[We did our] gender reveal on Father’s Day. We purchased pink and blue iced cupcakes, and Liam ate one special cupcake that revealed pink icing. We were so excited to have a girl on the way, and Liam was excited for a baby sister! We were able to share this special memory with our parents and Amanda’s sister and family. It was truly a special Father’s Day!”

Bill & Amanda, thank you for coming back to me and for allowing me to be a part of your growing family. I’m so flattered that you continue to choose me as a photographer and hope that I will see your beautiful family again soon!

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Thank you so much to Elizabeth’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Montgomeryville PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as next year! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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January 26, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Alicia - oh my goodness…these are so sweet…I love the lavender and cream combinations and I LOVE how you incorporated dad’s firefighting bunker gear into the photo. As a firefighter mom, it touches my heart.

Baby Hana, 7 days young | Danville PA Newborn Photographer

Welcome to the world, little Miss Hana Maryam. Hana came to me just 7 days after she was born at Geisinger Medical Center, so this little munchkin was another tiny one.:)

She was just precious to work with—she would open those big brown eyes and just look at me . . .  Now, we had several conversations about how she should be sleeping, but she was just too cute to stay mad at. Seriously, could you honestly do anything but smile at that face?

Mom and Dad had a long drive, so big sisters Emaan and Hayaa came along for the session. We were able to get a great family shot and a really special image of the three girls snuggled together—something I know Mom and Dad really had their hearts set on!

Mom had the cutest story about the girls welcoming their little sister into the world:

The girls wanted a baby sister, and we kept the gender a surprise for them. We were all in the delivery room together, and when the baby was born, that’s when they found out—and were thrilled!

Mom wanted a soft girl look for this session—just pinks and soft creams and pale tones. I think the colors show off her skin tone and hair just beautifully. I personally loved the awake shots—those eyes just make me grin, and the colors are just amazing for her.

I also loved the story of how Hana got her name:

We wanted to wait until the baby arrived to name her. But we weren’t set on any specific name. On the 6th day of her birth, Mom came across the name Hana, which means “happiness” in Arabic. It was short and cute and perfect because she has brought so much happiness to our family, for her mom, dad, and big sisters who couldn’t possibly be more excited to have her with us. We filled out her birth certificate on the 7th day, confirming her name.

Thank you, Rukhsar & Khurram, for allowing me to be a part of this special time in your lives. I know that Hana is so lucky to have such a loving family! I hope to see you all again soon.

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Thank you so much to Hana’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Danville PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as next year! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Maxen, 10 days young | Jenkintown PA Newborn Photographer

Meet Maxen Thurein. I got to meet this handsome little man just 10 days after he was born at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, and he was just the tiniest little squeak of a baby—and sooo adorable!!! I mean seriously, look at him. Besides, everyone knows how I love a baby with hair.:)I was totally smitten—I could just snuggle him all day . . . what, you wanted me to actually work today??? LOL

Maxen was just a pleasure to have in the studio, and Mom and Dad got some good relaxing time in while Taylor and I worked with him. I really adore how this little guy would just curl right up for me so poses that can sometimes be tricky were a breeze for him!

His gallery was a nice blend of blues and soft tans, which were just perfect to compliment this little man. My favorite images were the ones of the little pants set. I totally had to clip it to make it fit, but he was just so cute in them!

Kayla & Minn, thank you so much for bringing this adorable little boy to come see me. I just absolutely fell in love! I’m so flattered to be part of this time in your lives and hope to see your family again soon.

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Thank you so much to Maxen’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Jenkintown PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as next year! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

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Baby Leah, 3 weeks young | Perkasie PA Newborn Photographer

Just take a peek at precious 3-week-old Leah, and I dare you not to smile:)She is just gorgeous and smiled a ton for me—mostly the second I pulled my camera away, LOL. But I was able to catch a few smiles!

I really enjoyed this session, even though we started off a little slowly with first time parents. As we all got settled into the studio, Mom realized that they had forgotten the diaper bag! Now, there was actually great debate about WHO forgot the bag, but a quick trip back home, and we were all set—no worse for the wear.

Once I got the parents inside the studio, I gave them my usual quick “mini tour” and joke that their only job for now is to relax! Parents can see the shooting area but sometimes wonder exactly what is going on behind my big ol’ light. Rest assured, I always make sure parents see what we are doing with their precious bundle.

The tour is a great time for me to show parents the color choices I made and the various props, headbands, etc. that I plan to use. I find that it gives them that little extra reassurance and gets them excited! Leah’s mom and dad wanted a soft gray and pink gallery, and I think all the colors and tones worked perfectly together. I love my bunny hat, so it’s always a bonus when I get to use that.

Mom told me a fun story about preparing for Leah’s arrival in the world:

Everyone predicted that Baby Leah was going to be a boy based on old wives’ tales, such as how I was carrying or her heart rate. My response to everyone’s question of what I thought the sex of the baby was going to be was there’s a 50/50 chance, which was no fun. To everyone’s surprise, Leah turned out to be a girl!

Kevin & Kimberly, thank you so much for bringing Leah to come meet me. She is so precious that I can’t even pick a favorite image from the session—I love them all! I really hope to see her (and you) again soon!

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Thank you so much to Leah’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Perkasie PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as next year! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!